HMS Cuckmere (K 299)
|Name||HMS Cuckmere (K 299)|
|Completed||1943 - Canadian Vickers Ltd, Montreal, Quebec|
|Date of attack||11 Dec 1943||Nationality: British|
|Fate||A total loss by U-223 (Karl-Jürg Wächter)|
|Position||36° 55'N, 3° 01'E - Grid CH 8518|
|Complement||? men (16 dead and ? survivors).|
|Route||Gibraltar - Port Said|
|History||Laid down as unnamed patrol gunboat (PG 104) of the Asheville class for the US Navy, completed in May 1943 as frigate HMS Cuckmere (K 299) for the Royal Navy. |
|Notes on event|
At 13.04 hours on 11 Dec 1943, HMS Cuckmere (K 299) (LtCdr A. Johnson, RNVR) was badly damaged by a Gnat from U-223 while escorting convoy KMS-34 off Bougie. She was towed to Algiers, but declared a total loss. On 6 Nov 1946, returned to the US Navy and broken up.
|On board||We have details of 18 people who were on board.|
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